READ Alliance initiative launched to Strengthen Children’s Reading Skills
The US and India has launched a READ Alliance initiative with an aim to improve the reading skills of millions of primary school-aged children in India.
READ Alliance: Read-Engage-Achieve-Dream Alliance
United States and India in second week of March 2014 launched a reading initiative named READ (Read-Engage-Achieve-Dream) Alliance. This initiative has been launched with an aim to improve the reading skills of millions of primary school-aged children in India, which seeks to discover and test reading solutions.
READ Alliance initiative is a partnership programme of 3.2 million US dollars between the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Indian Center for Knowledge Societies (CKS).
The day of the launch of initiative saw an expert panel discussion and reading exhibition. During this event, the synopsis of CKS’s ‘7 Steps to Reading’ report was also released. The 7 Steps to Reading report provides a plan for improving the reading abilities of India’s children.